Publisher: Ellora's Cave
Blurb:Duty forces Empress Designate Karloutria from Planet Nowemapo to find an Earthling mate in forty-eight hours. Prepared to sacrifice her chance for love to save her father and her planet from a monster, Karloutria never expected to fall for Luca.
Luca d'Alessandro needs a second chance. All he has to do to rule Nowemapo as the empress's consort is beat out the hefty competition and make it through the ritual sex trials. Piece of cake, as long as he keeps his head on straight and his soul buttoned-up. But then he never expected to feel what Karloutria arouses in him.
Review: This Quickie drops you into the middle of an interplanetary predicament. I have to admit, this reads like a crazy, zany sci-fi b-movie with dialog and incidents to make you laugh out loud. Whether Ms. Ballou intended this or not, doesn’t matter. I loved it. The story is short, the hero is hot and the heroine is feisty and determined.
The action is fast, the sex is thrilling and the ending will leave a smile on your face. A clever little Quickie with a quirky twist.